Bike the Basin Teaming Up with Jesus Focus Food Pantry to Feed Bucks County Families

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( — July 31, 2015) Ivyland, Pennsylvania — Bike the Basin, the largest fundraiser for hte Curing retinal Blindness Foundation, is partnering with the Jesus Focus Ministry Food Pantry to bring much needed food supplies to families in Bucks County, PA.  On the morning of Bike the Basin, volunteers from Jesus Focus and Bike the Basin will collect non perishable food donaitons from families, business leaders, and community members that attend the event.

“JESUS FOCUS MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY in Southampton is so extremely honored to be included in the BIKE THE BASIN event on 9/20/15. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the JESUS FOCUS MINISTRY FOOD PANTRY table at the event and support Neighbors in Need right here in our Community!” – April McKnight, Coordinator, Jesus Focus Ministry Food Pantry

The best and strongest communities know that coming together makes us better! We are very honored to help Jesus Focus Ministry Food Pantry serve the families of Bucks County.”  Kristin Smedley, President, Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation

Award winning, family-centered youth cycling fitness event, Bike the Basin, returns for the 5th year on September 20, 2015 in Richboro, PA.  Bike the Basin was voted Best Event in Philadelphia (PHL17 Philly Hot List 2013) and is two time winner of Top 5 Fundraiser in Bucks County (Finalist, Bucks Happening Most Happening List 2014, 2015). 

Since it debuted in Bucks County in 2011, Bike the Basin has raised over $300,000 for the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, a worldwide 501c3 non-profit organization that works to fund research for a cure for CRB1 retinal disease.  The founders of Bike the Basin, The Smedley Family of Bucks County, have two sons, Michael (15) and Mitchell (11), that are blind from this rare disease.  They started Bike the Basin as a way for kids to get involved in their mission.


At Bike the Basin, teen volunteers assist the young cyclists with a bike helmet check and safety course, provided and led by Safe Kids Bucks County.  Over 100 teens line the start/finish area to cheer as the cyclists start and end their age group rides around the half mile track that circles the Northampton Civic Center soccer basin.  Members of Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, an adult cycling club, serve as route guides for the teen cyclists as they circle the track and Tyler park area.

In the combined first 4 years, the BIKE THE BASIN events have logged over 700 bike riders and over 800 teen volunteers have attended the very popular event.



Kristin Smedley



The 5th annual BIKE THE BASIN Sunday, September 20, 2015

9:30am – 12:00pm

Northampton Civic Center, 345 Richboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954

AGES: 1-18 (Cyclists), 14-22 (Volunteers)


Registration Fee: $20 per cyclist, includes 20+ activities and give-a-ways with age group rides around the half mile track

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FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM @bikethebasin

About Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation

The mission of the CRBF is to fund reserach projects for CRB1 retinal disease that will lead to treatments and cures for this rare disease.

Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation

35 Sienna Circle
Ivyland, Pennsylvania 18974
United States